How much do you think you spend on greeting cards? I know I give at least 20 – 30 greeting cards out during the year and that can get very expensive. So a few years ago, I started building up my greeting card stockpile. I now have over 100 greeting cards – from friendship to birthday and everything in between. And I built my entire stockpile of cards for about $10.
How to Build a Greeting Card Stockpile:
- Make a list of all the cards you might give out during the year. Start with the birthdays, anniversaries, special occasion (like graduations or dedications) and holidays. Plus don’t forget to add in get well, friendship, congratulations and even sympathy cards.So often we think in the here and now instead of in the future and in order to build your greeting card stockpile, you have to think in the future. When deals come out for FREE cards, sometimes I get cards for birthdays or occasions that are 6 months out.
- Come up with some kind of organization system so you don’t accidentally get 2 cards for the same occasion. I have a divider box where I have organized my cards by month. Under each month’s divider is all the cards I know I will need to send that month.
- When there is an offer for a FREE greeting card, take advantage of it! I have so many FREE cards, that I am now choosing cards for birthdays in 2013.
- If there is a coupon or sale on greeting cards, be sure to take advantage of the sale. Chances are very slim that greeting cards will be on sale when you need them. The key to building a greeting card stockpile is to buy them when they are the cheapest and not when you need them.
- If a store is going out of business, be sure to check their greeting card selection. I have gotten greeting cards for as low as $0.05 each at a going out of business sale.
Do you have any tips on how to get greeting cards for cheap/FREE?
If you are new to Couponing, you might want to take a moment to read more in my Getting Started Couponing series.